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Originally posted by Iamschist
Oh Honey what is there to say but I am so sorry. (hugs to you). What a sad sad tragedy.
Originally posted by mysterioustranger
reply to post by Night Star
As with my brother...seeing his wife that way...just sucked the life out of him...he developed colin cancer and was gone in a year
Not surprising I had a small stroke, a couple heart procedures.....but this is not about me....
God put you in a special position to connect with your friend...and you did. Who knows really, but the truth be known? Perhaps by being that friend who was there for them...you kept them alive awhile longer...
Dont beat yourself up over this...mine was traumatic enough that now...3 yrs later...Im suffering a bit with Post Traumatic Stress..but Ill be ok, you know?
It doesnt have to be that way with you. Remember the good, and that there wouldve been nothing you could have done.
...except what you did do...you were there. And God Bless you for that.
Again...the U2U stands...anytime.
Originally posted by grayeagle
I join with the others in wanting to comfort you. Each of us will have to deal with death in our own way. It is fruitless to try to understand a person's reason for ending their own life. The most productive thing we can do is recognize what that person meant to us and be thankful we got to know them. Cherish the things they did and said that communicated their love to you. I am glad you posted here on ATS. I am realizing more and more what a special community we have. Peace to you and all those who have lost loved ones.
Originally posted by wutz4tom
reply to post by Night Star
I am upset for you just having read this...I'm very sorry..You have a lot of friends here on ATS and I consider myself fortunate to be among them. Remember your friend and Trust that time heals all.
Originally posted by Dark Ghost
Very sorry about what happened, condolences to you, his family and his friends. I am sure I speak for others when I say you have touched many of us here on ATS and we are here to support you in this difficult time. Please feel free to u2u me if you feel the need.
Originally posted by ~widowmaker~
chin up, some awesome little baby just poped into the world ^^ to make some family very happy, all because of your friend 8o)
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I am very sorry for your loss. Suicide is hard for many to understand.
It is actually not uncommon for people to seem happy before committing suicide, because they have made the choice and feel the burden of life lifted off of them.
Sometimes with mental illness, it is not even a long speculated decision, if their brain goes haywire, they will suddenly say screw it, and take their life.
I almost lost my step sister last year, no one knew, she didn't tell anyone. But when my stepmother didn't hear from her, she called her work, work said she took a 2 month sabaatical. So my step mother found her apartment completely clean, everything packed, and her affairs in order basically.
My stepmother managed to stop her, but not many are so lucky.
Don't do the woulda coulda shoulda, there was nothing you could do.
Just know that he has finally found peace.
And lobby in the future for mental health recongition, and removing the social stigma, and educating people.
But yes, med changes are always serious, though healthy people can't understand why.
As I mentioned in Heff's thread, my divorcee, is in serious crisis mode. He just went through a med change, almsot got fired and had to take this week off work, and is in a very scarey condition, all from a med change.
Of course his shrink hasn't called him back in 2 days. His uncle also went through a med change, and tried to commit suicide, and was in the hospital for weeks, he went into a coma from ODing.
There needs to be more legislation and seriousness taken for those with mental illness.